What I Wish I Knew Before I Jumped Head First Into Ag!

What I Wish I Knew Before Jumping Head First Into Ag!

Awhile back I asked some of my fellow Rural Sisters, "What is one thing you wish you knew before you jumped head first into Ag (farming, ranching, homesteading, etc)?"

I want to share their insight and wisdom with you here! Some of them chose to share their thoughts via video and some by writing them down. I know you'll relate to so many of their thoughts. I hope that you enjoy hearing from these women in Ag and feel that you are not alone in the struggles you face!!

Mandy M.

This is Mandy! I am privileged to call her a friend and a "neighbor" in every sense of the rural definition!

Lara C.

Lara and her hubby moved from the city to the country and started homesteading. Her resiliency and adaptability is inspiring!

Bonnie S.

Bonnie and her hubby farm in northeast Nebraska. They raise corn, soybeans, alfalfa and cows! She shares about a really challenging subject! I think we can all relate to this insight and experience that you only fully understand after you're knee deep in ag!

This Woman in Ag requested to remain anonymous, but her insight is excellent!

She married into farming and the early relationships were quite rocky. From those years she learned that you must speak your piece calmly and not to bottle up your frustrations. Communicate! Let them know how you feel about things. Offer alternate ways to deal with your family and farming. Always tell your loved ones that you do love them, because you never know when you may not have that chance again!

Kailyn S.

Kailyn and her hubby live and homestead in Rhode Island! This year has presented them with new challenges and their ability to adapt and be flexible is incredible!

Richelle B.

Richelle is an amazing lady. She helps on her folks' ranch, works in town, is starting her own in-home business and does the books for her hubby's trucking business, just to name a few of her roles. She is so sweet and shares what she wishes she knew from her experience in the ranching side of ag!

I am so grateful to call each of these women friends! Each one offers myself and other women in Ag support in their own unique ways! If you are looking for support and encouragement, please feel free to join us! The Rural Sisters' Community Facebook Group is unlike any other group I've been a part of, thanks to women, including and similar to, those you heard from in the videos and paragraphs above! For more info, click here!

What is one thing you wish you had known before you started your current role in agriculture?

Share your insight! Comment below.